The hottest women's sport today, women's tennis equals buzz, not to mention TV ratings that dwarf their male counterparts. The reason? Sassy, hard-bodied, and beautiful players that the public knows on a first-name basis.
'Sports Illustrated' staff writer L Jon Wertheim draws on his investigative tales and insider status to take readers from the year's first Grand Slam tournament in Australia through the Williams sisters' history-making victories at Wimbledon and the US Open.
'Venus Envy' offers readers unique insight into the characters and psyches of the top players. This narrative documentary not only focuses on the varied personalities but broader topics including race, sexuality, and dysfunctional families. The book provides a centre-court seat for a fast-paced, entertaining read.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2001
- 155 x 237mm